No-bake cheesecake

No-bake cheesecake with an easy oat crust. Image: Marele van Zyl

No-bake cheesecake with an easy oat crust: So creamy and indulgent

A tasty bite that will explode on your taste buds, these no-bake cheesecakes are a must-try.

No-bake cheesecake

No-bake cheesecake with an easy oat crust. Image: Marele van Zyl

If you are a cheesecake lover, this no-bake cheesecake recipe is for you. It is super quick and easy and even healthier than your normal cheesecake. This recipe is adjusted to prepare mini cheesecakes which are perfect to nibble on for teatime.

With only three ingredients you can create a mouth-watering cheesecake on an oat crust. Each bite will spark your taste buds to life. With this recipe you can either prepare one large cheesecake, alternatively, you can create a few mini cheesecakes for a platter.

Variations to our no-bake cheesecake recipe

Enjoy these tasty bites as is or top them up with some delicious fruits. Berries work perfectly as a topping. Whether you add some strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries, not only will they add vibrant colours to your cheesecakes but also a delicious flavour. 

Some other topping ideas are kiwi fruit, grapes or any other fruit you feel will work well with these mouth-watering sweet desserts.

No-bake cheesecake with an easy oat crust recipe

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Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • Cheesecake
  • 300 g 300 of cream cheese

  • 1 tbsp 1 honey (or more to taste!)

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla

  • Oat crust
  • 1 cup 1 oats

  • 1 tbsp 1 coconut oil

  • 1 tsp 1 cinnamon

  • 1 tsp 1 honey


  • Mix the ingredients for the filling in a bowl with a fork until combined.
  • For the crust, you can either blend the ingredients or use melted coconut oil (or butter) and ground oats (use your coffee grinder if you don’t have a blender) and just mix in another bowl until you get crumbly, but a sticky mixture.
  • Spread the ingredients for the crust in a container of your choice. I decided to make mini cheesecakes, so I separated the crust and filled 8 silicone muffin cups with 2 tsp of crust each. Then press the mixture for the crust down and flatten with a spoon.
  • Spread the filling on top and flatten it with a silicone spatula.
  • Freeze for at least one hour and pop the cheesecakes out of the silicone cups then transfer them to the fridge to keep it cool.


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